5s Require Passcode...Immediately only Option?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jayinla, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2010
    I'm trying to change the amount of time the 5s needs before it asks me to put in a passcode. In the past I would set it for 5 minutes. I'm only seeing an option for immediately. This is kind of a PITA. Am I missing something?
  2. macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    I see this too. I didn't look before I set the fingerprints so I didn't know if it was the same before reading a fingerprint.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    Do you have an Exchange mail account configured? I have heard sometimes they can limit some of the settings, such as the passcode timeout.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2010
    I'm just using an icloud email account. I tried disabling it but the option for immediately did not change.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    Interestinng. The other poster mentioned they were having the same issue, so maybe something has changed. Wish I could test it out here :)
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2010
    I've discovered that if you turn fingerprint lock off then the option comes back to set the amount of time. Once you turn fingerprint on, immediately becomes the only option again. Not sure I like that. Anyone know why the options would change?
  7. macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2012
    I don't like it. I know the fingerprint sensor works pretty well but it does take slightly longer to unlock every time. I'd like to change it back to 5min
  8. macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Because if you're using Touch ID you won't be entering the passcode anyway?
  9. macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    Makes sense. I wasn't expecting it but I can live with it as long as I have my TouchID!
  10. macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    I doubt it takes longer than pressing the button and swiping to unlock.
  11. macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Do you not have fingers? The point of the 5S is so you can access your phone immediately but no one else can.


    No, it doesn't. I found the quickest way to unlock with Touch ID is to press the home button to wake it up and just leave your finger on the button after you release. It will unlock as soon as the screen turns on.
  12. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2010
  13. macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2006
    i think this is an oversight honestly...

    because it still says "Shorter times are more secure" in that dialog, but the only choice when Touch ID is enabled is "Immediately".

    i too hope they change this. while Touch ID is fast, it's not as fast as swiping to unlock with no passcode.

    I almost alway set mine to lock after 15 min of inactivity. my phone is never away from my side longer than that.
  14. macrumors regular


    Nov 19, 2008
    Same here. Seems like an oversight especially with them leaving the text there.

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